Michael wants to listen to his book on tape in the car (a novelization of the movie Precious, based on the book Push by Sapphire, which is how Michael describes it) but Erin was hoping they could talk. "What decade would you have chosen to be a teenager?" Hers is the 1490s, because of America. Of course teenagers were also middle-aged in those days, so. At the restaurant, Erin's still trying to drag him into some kind of conversation, in her off-kilter, off-charming way, and getting nowhere. Like, talking about how she loves her job because she has her own desk, which she never had in the foster home. "Erin is just weird," Michael THs. Michael brings up Andy, and Erin wants to know about the pre-Erin version of Andy. Instead of delving into the old horndog, rageaholic, suck-up history of the Nard-Dog, Michael mentions his banjo-playing, his Easterish wardrobe, and the fact that he dated Angela, the last of which is news to Erin. Especially the part where they were engaged. Michael's briefly too distracted by the paucity of pickles on his burger (only five or six) to notice that Erin is having a meltdown, at least until she pushes all her hair in front of her face. "In the foster home, my hair was my room," she explains, and starts groaning like she's about to pass her own spleen. "I'll have what she's having," Michael jokes loudly to cover his embarrassment. Is the show trying to get angry letters from foster parents or something? Generally foster parents are too busy being foster parents, so it might be out of luck.
On the way back, it's Michael trying to make conversation while Erin is totally shut down, but all he's got is, "Did you like your lunch?"
Pam is lactating at her desk, and Dwight's typically decorous about it. She heads to the bathroom to find her breast pump, declining Dwight's gallant, self-sacrificing offer of a milking. "Three squeezes and I would drain you," he says. What are the chances she'll find it in the women's room? Well, there's Meredith, having herself a recreational suck. There's just not enough ew in the world.
Erin and Michael return from lunch, and head back to their respective places without a word to each other or anyone else. Angela drops something off at Reception, and Andy comes up to ask how it was, and she's pretty closed off. But then it's Oscar, of all people, who she snaps at when he comes up to ask about paper for the fax machine. Andy looks terrified. As he should.